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Long Island school bus aide arrested after fracturing child's arm

October 3, 2013 1:31:15 PM PDT
A Long Island bus aide is under arrest, accused of assaulting a student while riding on a school bus in Commack.

The incident happened around 4 p.m. on September 30 as the students headed home from North Ridge Elementary School.

Authorities say 39-year-old Richard Mason, a bus aide for Acme Bus Corp., attempted to discipline a 5-year-old developmentally disabled boy by grabbing his arm and twisting it behind his back.

The boy suffered a fractured arm.

Mason is charged with third-degree assault and acting in a manner to injure a child.


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